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Two fried salmon patties on a white plate with leafy greens, tartar sauce and a lemon wedge

Salmon Patties

Using mostly pantry and refrigerator staple ingredients, these flavorful salmon patties are a quick and budget-friendly dinner in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 5 patties


  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon, drained
  • 15 saltine crackers crushed (about ¾ cup)
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Place salmon in a large bowl and pick out any bones and discard*. Flake salmon with a fork.
  • Add crushed crackers, egg, garlic, lemon juice, onion, green pepper, Old Bay Seasoning, salt and pepper.  Mix ingredients with your hands or a large spoon. Form into 5 patties (½ cup of salmon mixture for each patty).
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add patties and cook until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Place on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.


  • *If you choose to include the bones, mash them with a fork into the mixture.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, spray a skillet with cooking spray and reheat on the stove top over medium heat (on both sides) until heated through.